ATWOOD -- Marvin Lee Cox, 86, died Sunday (Nov. 16, 2003) at Rawlins County Health Center in Atwood.
He was born May 23, 1917, to Mary Gertrude Brown and Ray Ardell Cox. He attended high school in Atwood, where he graduated in 1935.
He lived the majority of his life in Atwood. In his youth, he spent time in the Pacific Northwest while working in the lumber industry. He began his career with the Postal Service in 1939. He enlisted in the Navy were he served in the Pacific Theater.
In 1942, he married Erma L. Curtain at Sacred Heart Church in Atwood. Following his discharge from the service, he resided in Rawlins County and worked for the Postal Service until his retirement in 1970.
He was a member of the Lions Club, Wheatridge Manor and the State Commission on Aging.
Survivors include his wife, Erma; daughters, Nancy Jo Rosenthal of Rockville, Md., Mary Jane Zimmerly of Hackettstown, N.J., and Lee Ann Heier of Quinter, Kan.; siblings, Ada Fae Bell and Mary Jo Youngblood, JB Cox and Dorothy Knudson; and eight grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial is Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Atwood with the Rev. Damian Richards officiating. Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Atwood. Military rites will conclude services at the graveside from American Legion Sam Hubbard Post No. 46 of Atwood.
A parish vigil is today, 8 p.m., at Williams Funeral Home in Atwood.
Visitation is today until 9 p.m. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in his name to the Atwood Second Century Fund, the Atwood City Library or to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Williams Funeral Home of Atwood is in charge of the arrangements.